Water, Water

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I see lakes,
and ponds,
and waterfalls, oh water, water, water, everywhere I go.

From splashing to sipping, award-winning poet Eloise Greenfield covers all that's exhilarating about water. This cool, rhythmic text is at once entertaining and educational. Jan Spivey Gilchrist's bright watercolor illustrations are as refreshing as the text and help pursue this favorite element ...

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Overview

I see lakes,
and ponds,
and waterfalls, oh water, water, water, everywhere I go.

From splashing to sipping, award-winning poet Eloise Greenfield covers all that's exhilarating about water. This cool, rhythmic text is at once entertaining and educational. Jan Spivey Gilchrist's bright watercolor illustrations are as refreshing as the text and help pursue this favorite element from the kitchen sink to the sea.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
The very simple text by Greenfield celebrates water in the forms most familiar to young children. The little boy enjoys a rainy day all decked out in his yellow slicker. He spends time later fishing with Dad at rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. In the final segment he gets a cup full of water and drinks it all up. This is a book that features an African-American child enjoying the pleasures of being a toddler. It in not particularly remarkable, but good for families and collections where this type of material is needed. 1999, HarperFestival, Ages 18 mo. to 3, $9.95. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot—Children's Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780694012473
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Growing Tree Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 2 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Eloise Greenfield is the author of an illustrious list of books for young people, including The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book; In the Land of Words, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, winner of a Bank Street Children's Book Award—all illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. She is a recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; the Coretta Scott King Author Award; the Award of Excellence from the Washington, D.C., branch of the National Writing Project; the Milner Award; the Hope S. Dean Award from the Foundation for Children's Literature; and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, D.C.

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